During the U.S. Forest Service’s second 2015-16 Saturday count of bald eagles in Southern California, one adult was seen at Lake Hemet.
A total of four bald eagles were seen throughout the region. The other three — one adult and two immature bald eagles — were observed at Lake Perris.
In the press release announcing the count results, Robin Eliason, Forest Service biologist, said the eagle counts at Big Bear Lake and Lake Arrowhead were canceled due to road conditions.
“We’ve seen at least seven different bald eagles on Big Bear Lake in the days leading up to Saturday’s count and it’s likely that we would have seen most or all of those had we been able to get our volunteers out there,” she wrote in the release.
The final two counts will be 9 a.m. the Saturday mornings, of Feb. 13 and March 12.
The local count will be at Lake Hemet. Volunteers should meet at the Lake Hemet Grocery Store at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, for orientation. Contact Ann Bowers ([email protected] or 909-382-2935) for more information.
Other counts that day within the San Bernardino National Forest will be at
Big Bear Lake, Lake Arrowhead, Lake Gregory, Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area and Lake Perris State Recreation Area.